If these elements are present in your marriage, divorce is most likely in your future unless you work on the antidotes and begin to make deposits into your partner’s emotional bank account of love, nurturance, acceptance, and positive sentiment. Sharing fondness & admiration, being positive, managing conflict, turning toward your partner in communication, making life dreams come true and creating shared meaning are essential elements of a sound marital house.
Antidotes for the Four Horsemen are:
- Complain without blame.
- Take responsibility.
- Do psychological soothing.
- Build a culture of appreciation.
If you want to improve your marriage and prevent divorce, there are tools and help to keep emotional bonds strong.